French midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he is being judged unfairly for his performances at Manchester United under manager Jose Mourinho.
The France international, who re-joined the Red Devils in 2016 from Juventus, admits that he is differently being compared to other Premier League midfielders.
Paul Pogba [Sky Sports] 💬 “It’s quite funny because we don’t judge me on the midfield part, we judge me on assists and goals and that’s the truth. I can make an outstanding game, but if I don’t score or make an assist they will say, ‘that is normal’, or whatever.” • “But if someone else does it, it is different. They will maybe be man of the match.” • #mufc #manchesterunited #paulpogba #pogba #pp6
The 25-year-old has fallen out of favour this season as Mourinho prefers to play young midfielder Scott McTominay in his place.
“It’s quite funny because we don’t judge me on the midfield part. We judge me on assists and goals and that’s the truth,” Pogba told Sky Sports News.
“I can make an outstanding game. But if I don’t score or make an assist they will say, ‘that is normal’, or whatever.”
“But if someone else does it, it is different. They will maybe be a man of the match. I think I’m judged differently, but it’s good. It makes me improve as well, it is a challenge for me and I take it in a good way.”
“I don’t take it in a bad way. I’ll try to score and make assists and that’s it. I still want to do my job in midfield. If I can help the team in attack and defence and make a difference I will do it. If I can score and assist it is even better.”
Pogba, who has been tipped to win the Ballon d’Or at United by Brazilian legend Ronaldinho, has scored 6 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Mourinho’s side.